Knowledge of the eternal and real. Jnana (Sanskrit jñāna; Pali: ñāṇa) a term for "knowledge" in Indian religions and Hindu and Buddhist philosophy.
The idea of jnana centers on a cognitive event which is recognized when experienced. It is knowledge inseparable from the total experience of reality, especially a total or divine reality (Brahma).
The root jñā- is cognate to English know, as well as to the Greek γνώ- (as in γνῶσις gnosis). Its antonym is ajñāna "ignorance".